QSW The Rebel Zone 1975-1989: A Cultural Artifact Exhibit
Opening Reception March 18 - 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Exhibition Dates March 15 – Thursday, March 31, 2016
YTB Gallery - 563 Dundas St East, Suite 201
Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 12-6pm - Admission is Free
QSW The Rebel Zone 1975 -1989
Musician and Regent Park artist-in-residence Lorraine Segato has created a point of view exhibition, QUEEN ST. WEST 1975-1989 THE REBEL ZONE, that tells the story of how art and activism ignited a cultural renaissance along Queen Street West and transformed the city of Toronto.The Rebels & Rascals music event will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at Daniels Spectrum at 8pm.
QSW 1975-1989 The Rebel Zone traces key events that inspired the cross-pollination of art, music, and politics, and how these events influenced and nurtured the once derelict area and led to the rebirth of a new cultural scene.
The exhibit features cultural artifacts that represent the events, activities, and people who spearheaded this renaissance including the art group General Idea, the Hummer Sisters, Patti Habib of the BamBoo Club, and Lillian Allen; it revisits seminal events such as the Body Politic and bathhouse raids, the censorship crackdown, the rise of feminism, and the first wave of a new disease called AIDS. QSW The Rebel Zone 1975-1989 recounts a time when art and activism met, merged, and exploded into an expression of radical creativity that changed Toronto forever.
Queen St. West (QSW) 1975-1989 The Rebel Zone is a part of the first annual Myseum Intersections Festival, a collection of exhibits that explore different perspectives on the city’s natural, cultural, and historical diversity.